We had a great time yesterday, despite the fact that I was up til 4pm sewing the bodice and I wore my boots for the first time and they pinched my feet. Since my guy has a very small car and my costume has a very big skirt, I didn't get completely dressed until we got to the parking lot.
Note evil plastic markdown boots from Ross
I was literally putting my headdress together in the parking lot. I'm not sure if I got a very good picture of it. I wanted it waay more elaborate but I ran out of time.
See the green stripe down the front? That's because at 3am I realized I had no hooks and eyes (not that I could find anyway. So, I made it work and cut buttons and buttonholes off a green silk blouse I had. It looked fine, but not particularly historical or finished.
oooh, are these Tavistock boots?
I think I underestimated my need to stand out in a crowd. Difficult at the best of times at Dickens, but especially hard in what reads as beige. I think next year I'm going to have to go bigger and more colorful.
Thanks for the photo Nedy
All in all, we had a great, if exhausting time. Ken picked up some fabulous men's fashion accoutrement. I spend all my money on booze. I wish there was a vendor there that specialized in historical fabrics and notions and such. I would probably have bought something. I didn't really want to buy any costume pieces since I'm learning to sew them myself.